Xbox 360

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The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.wikipedia
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Seventh generation of video game consoles

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It competed with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.
For home consoles, Microsoft's Xbox 360 was released on November 22, 2005, which was soon followed by the release of Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii on November 19, 2006, the following year.

PlayStation 3

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It competed with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.
The PlayStation 3 competed primiarily against Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.

Xbox Live

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The Xbox 360 features an online service, Xbox Live, which was expanded from its previous iteration on the original Xbox and received regular updates during the console's lifetime.
An updated version of the service became available for the Xbox 360 console at the system's launch in November 2005, and a further enhanced version was released in 2013 with the Xbox One.

Xbox

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As the successor to the original Xbox, it is the second console in the Xbox series.
Microsoft's second console, the Xbox 360, was released in 2005 and has sold 84 million units as of June 2014.

Xbox Live Arcade

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Available in free and subscription-based varieties, Xbox Live allows users to: play games online; download games (through Xbox Live Arcade) and game demos; purchase and stream music, television programs, and films through the Xbox Music and Xbox Video portals; and access third-party content services through media streaming applications.
Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) is a digital video game download service available through the Xbox Games Store, Microsoft's digital distribution network for the Xbox 360.

Kinect

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Several peripherals have been released, including wireless controllers, expanded hard drive storage, and the Kinect motion sensing camera.
Initially, the Kinect was developed as a gaming accessory for Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles and Microsoft Windows PCs.

Xbox 360 launch

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Launched worldwide across 2005–2006, the Xbox 360 was initially in short supply in many regions, including North America and Europe.
The Xbox 360 launch marked the release of the first high-profile seventh generation video game console.

Xbox (console)

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As the successor to the original Xbox, it is the second console in the Xbox series.
The Xbox was the first in an ongoing brand of video game consoles developed by Microsoft, with a successor, the Xbox 360, launching in 2005, followed by the Xbox One in 2013.

Xbox One

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The Xbox 360's successor, the Xbox One, was released on November 22, 2013.
Announced in May 2013, it is the successor to Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox Family.

Peter Moore (businessman)

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Also that month, Peter Moore, former president of Sega of America, joined Microsoft.
Peter Moore (born 1955) is a British/American business executive best known for his former positions as Senior VP of Global Sports Marketing at Reebok, President of Sega of America, and Corporate Vice-President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division, overseeing the Xbox and Xbox 360 game consoles.

Microsoft Movies & TV

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Available in free and subscription-based varieties, Xbox Live allows users to: play games online; download games (through Xbox Live Arcade) and game demos; purchase and stream music, television programs, and films through the Xbox Music and Xbox Video portals; and access third-party content services through media streaming applications.
The service is available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8 and later, and Windows Phone 8 and later.

Home video game console

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The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
Microsoft kicked off the seventh generation with the release of the Xbox 360 on November 22, 2005 in the United States, December 2, 2005 in Europe, December 10, 2005 in Japan and March 23, 2006 in Australia.

Xenon (processor)

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This was because the system's PowerPC 970 processor running the same PowerPC architecture that the Xbox 360 would eventually run under IBM's Xenon processor.
Microsoft XCPU, codenamed Xenon, is a CPU used in the Xbox 360 game console, to be used with ATI's Xenos graphics chip.

Wii

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It competed with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles. The inexpensive Nintendo Wii did sell the most console units but eventually saw a collapse of third-party software support in its later years, and it has been viewed by some as a fad since the succeeding Wii U had a poor debut in 2012.
As a seventh-generation console, the Wii competed with Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.

Jeff Minter

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Jeff Minter created the music visualization program Neon which is included with the Xbox 360.
Minter's works include the music visualisation program Neon (2004) which is built into the Xbox 360 console, and the video games Gridrunner, Attack of the Mutant Camels, Tempest 2000, and Polybius.

Game Critics Awards

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The 2007 Game Critics Awards honored the platform with 38 nominations and 12 wins – more than any other platform.

Microsoft

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The Xbox 360 is a home video game console developed by Microsoft.
In March 2004 the European Union brought antitrust legal action against the company, citing it abused its dominance with the Windows OS, resulting in a judgment of €497 million ($613 million) and requiring Microsoft to produce new versions of Windows XP without Windows Media Player: Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional N. In November 2005, the company's second video game console, the Xbox 360, was released.

Grand Theft Auto IV

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As well as enjoying exclusives such as additions to the Halo franchise and Gears of War, the Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of games that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry 4, Ace Combat 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Solid : Rising, and L.A. Noire.
It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles on 29 April 2008, and for Microsoft Windows on 2 December 2008.

Gears of War

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As well as enjoying exclusives such as additions to the Halo franchise and Gears of War, the Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of games that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry 4, Ace Combat 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Solid : Rising, and L.A. Noire.
The first installment, titled Gears of War, was released on November 7, 2006 for the Xbox 360.

Final Fantasy XIII

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As well as enjoying exclusives such as additions to the Halo franchise and Gears of War, the Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of games that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry 4, Ace Combat 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Solid : Rising, and L.A. Noire.
Final Fantasy XIII is a science fiction role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles and later for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

J Allard

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In February 2003, planning for the Xenon software platform began, and was headed by Microsoft's Vice President J Allard.
Allard shipped over 30 products during his tenure at Microsoft and was a founding member of many Microsoft businesses, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Windows NT and the TCP/IP product families.

Wii U

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The inexpensive Nintendo Wii did sell the most console units but eventually saw a collapse of third-party software support in its later years, and it has been viewed by some as a fad since the succeeding Wii U had a poor debut in 2012.
Game designer Shigeru Miyamoto admitted that the lack of HD and limited network infrastructure for Wii also contributed to the system being regarded in a separate class to its competitors' systems, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Devil May Cry 4

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As well as enjoying exclusives such as additions to the Halo franchise and Gears of War, the Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of games that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry 4, Ace Combat 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Solid : Rising, and L.A. Noire.
Devil May Cry 4 (デビル メイ クライ4) is an action-adventure hack and slash third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom in 2008 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms.

Tekken 6

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As well as enjoying exclusives such as additions to the Halo franchise and Gears of War, the Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of games that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry 4, Ace Combat 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Solid : Rising, and L.A. Noire.
A home version based on the update was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 27, 2009.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

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As well as enjoying exclusives such as additions to the Halo franchise and Gears of War, the Xbox 360 has managed to gain a simultaneous release of games that were initially planned to be PS3 exclusives, including Devil May Cry 4, Ace Combat 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Grand Theft Auto IV, Final Fantasy XIII, Tekken 6, Metal Gear Solid : Rising, and L.A. Noire.
Released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows, it is a spin-off in the Metal Gear series, and is set four years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.